World War II – Part 1

World War II – Part 1:
The Rise and Fall of Nazi Germany
6 sessions • 12 hours

Explore a broad overview of Germany’s turbulent political history from 1918 to 1945 during part one of this two-part series. Beginning with the origins of totalitarianism in Europe and Germany, presentations center on the trauma of German military defeat and economic ruin from the aftermath of World War I.

Discussions include the rise of Adolph Hitler and the political context of the early Nazi party, the Beerhall Putsch and its aftermath as well as the cracks in the Weimar Republic. We will also investigate the breakdown of Germany’s Parliamentary democracy and discuss the consolidation of power.

Learn More: World War II – Part 2 is also available this fall. Join us to further discuss life in Nazi Germany, Hitler’s foreign policy, the invasion of Poland, Bliztkrieg: the expansion of Nazi power, a new racial order in Europe, and the defeat of Nazi Germany. Learn more >>

Instructor: Mr. L. Scott Port holds a Master of Education degree in Teaching and Learning (History) with high distinction from Liberty University. His interest in history began at a young age and since then, he has visited hundreds of U.S. National Historical Landmarks from all periods of American history. Mr. Port served in the U.S. Army for 33 years including military service in Iraq and Afghanistan. His passion for teaching began early and he has spent his life presenting at conferences throughout the mid-Atlantic region. After retiring, Mr. Port taught Adult Basic Education (English, math and reading) classes at Hagerstown Community College and Anne Arundel Community College.

World War II – Part I: The Rise and Fall of Nazi Germany
ILR894 • 5-digit: 18773
Wednesday • 9/18-10/23 • 2:00-4:00 PM
Conference Center (E Building) • Room E124B
Tuition: $40 | Fee: $99 | Total: $139
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only

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